It’s going to become easier for Torontonians to access Woodbine Racetrack, as a new GO transit station is being built at Woodbine along the Kitchener GO rail line.
Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek made the announcement Wednesday morning at a press conference, saying the province and Metrolinx are partnering with Woodbine Entertainment to build the new station.
The new station will be built along Highway 27, on the Kitchener GO rail line.
He also added the project would come at no cost to taxpayers.
“Our government is putting Ontario’s transit users and taxpayers first by delivering a modern GO station at Woodbine,” said Minister Yurek.
“We are moving quickly to address transit needs and get relief to people who rely on the GO network.”
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The partnership will allow the province to continue delivering more transit solutions in the GTHA while reducing to the cost to taxpayers. Additionally, the project would allow Woodbine Entertainment to create new jobs, housing and entertainment opportunities to the area surrounding the station.
Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster was also in attendance and said the new station “will offer opportunities to live and work near a major employer and entertainment destination, as well as better access to the local community and jobs in this employment mega zone.”
“This is a wonderful announcement for our customers. We look forward to working with Woodbine Entertainment on this exciting venture.”
This past April, city council approved a major Woodbine casino expansion on the nearly 700-acre site in North Etobicoke, that would include an expanded casino, retail and commercial spaces, restaurants and more.
The new station would replace the existing Etobicoke North station located two kilometres east, attracting thousands of new riders to the area.